President Higgins leaving a  flood-damaged house on Island Street, Enniscorthy, Co Wexford, as local resident Maureen Peare looks on. Photograph: Eric Luke

President Michael D Higgins paid tribute to the countless local volunteers and service providers that are keeping flood water at bay in south Co Galwa(...)

Connacht head coach Pat Lam: “If we get the win, then we’ll see what happens. But it’s like anything. We said top six and we know it’s not in our full control.” Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Pat Lam is hoping Connacht’s Lotto numbers come up this weekend as they continue to drive towards attaining their goal of finishing in the top six of (...)

 Munster’s Andrew Smith leaves the field against Clermont Auvergne. Photograph: Billy Stickland / Inpho

Munster will have to plan their escape from their Champions Cup pool without Australian Andrew Smith after the centre was ruled out of action for t(...)

Tyrone goalkeeper Niall Morgan takes to the line after receiving a black card in last week’s drawn Ulster senior football Championship preliminary round game against Down at Healy Park. Photograph: Inpho.Omagh, Tyrone 18/5/2014Tyrone vs DownTyrone’s Niall MorganMandatory Credit ©INPHO/Presseye/Russell Pritchard

Both teams would have been disappointed with last week’s outcome. Down manager James McCartan understandably said that he’d have taken a draw at ha(...)

Roscommon 2-13 NUIGalway 1-5 Ten unanswered points from Roscommon to start the game meant John Evans’ side were never in trouble in the FBD League aga(...)

A 30-year-old from the midlands who cannot be named for legal reasons appeared at Harristown District Court in Co Roscommon charged with the double rape of two girls  at an address in Athlone on Saturday, September 28th. Photograph: Reuters

A man charged with raping two young girls in Athlone has been further remanded in custody after a court appearance yesterday.The 30-year-old from the (...)

PORTUMNA 0-22 ST THOMAS’ 1-19: Richie Murray rescued the All-Ireland club hurling champions, St Thomas’, with a goal in the last minute to clinch a re(...)

 Alan Cawley (26), Ballina,  arriving at Swinford District Court charged with the murders of Tommy and Jack Blaine last month. He has been remanded to appear at Harristown District Court on September 6th. Photograph: Keith Heneghan/Phocus

A 26-year-old man charged with the murder of two pensioner brothers has been further remanded in custody.Alan Cawley (26), who is charged with the mur(...)

Donegal’s Ryan McHugh is tackled by Down’s Conor Laverty and Ryan Boyle at Kingspan Breffni Park last Sunday. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

When we watch football these days, we can do one of two things. We can complain and moan that the modern game is an eyesore or we can really sit down (...)